SC judgement on Kathua rape and murder case will go a long way in reposing the faith of the people in rule of law: Basharat Bukhari

Srinagar November 16 (KNS): Former Law and Justice Minister and J&K Peoples Conference senior leader Syed Basharat Bukhari today expressed satisfaction on the decision of Hon’ble Supreme Court in which the judgment of J&K High Court and CJM Kathua was set aside and quashed. CJM Kathua and J&K High Court had held the main accused in Kathua rape and murder case Shubham Sangra to be a juvenile. The Apex Court directed that Shubham Sangra be tried as an adult like other accused in the case who have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

While quoting the landmark verdict where the Apex Court held that “a person who behaves like an adult knowing fully well the consequences of his/her act should be treated as an adult”, Bukhari said that this judgment will be instrumental for subordinate courts to deal with such heinous and brutal cases in a befitting manner. He further said that this judgement will also go a long way in reposing the faith of the people in rule of law and the victim’s family would ultimately get justice, said in a statement issued to KNS.

It is pertinent to mention that Bukhari was Law and Justice Minister when this case was shifted to Pathankot.(KNS)

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